Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

English for Multilingual Students: Home

Is English your 2nd, 3rd or 4th language? These resources may be useful.

Best Bets

The Benefits of Being Bilingual or Multilingual

“Being bilingual definitively makes life easier. You get two languages for one,” says Corina, a Cypriot-Swedish girl who grew up with Greek, English and Swedish. And when I ask Xavier, who is Belgian-Spanish, whether it is an advantage or a disadvantage to be raised with multiple languages, he hardly takes my question seriously – of course it’s beneficial!

Read about the different brain of a bilingual from TEDxAmsterdam.

Below, watch Patricia Ryan, a longtime English teacher, ask a provocative question: Is the world's focus on English preventing the spread of great ideas in other languages? In other words: What if Einstein had to pass the TOEFL? It's a passionate defense of translating and sharing ideas.


Need Help?

Call Us: 479-619-3154

Text Us: 479-802-0570

Make an Appointment

Questions & Comments

Your Librarian

Profile Photo
Shawna Thorup
Burns Hall 1316